Bear Grylls, Channel 4 Explore ‘The Island Of Lost Blokes’
Bear Grylls is teaming up with the UK’s Channel 4 for documentary series The Island Of Lost Blokes. The show sends 12 male volunteers to a remote deserted island for four weeks and leaves them with a limited supply of food and water. Once they run out, the men will have to work to survive. The series asks the question: Without the luxuries of 21st century living, can modern man cut it? Grylls calls it “Lord Of The Flies meets Bear Grylls meets Darwin’s survival of the fittest.” Shine TV is producing with Bear Grylls Ventures.
David Grumbach, Others Buy BAC Films Distribution
Producer David Grumbach (The Congress, Post Partum) and a consortium of French and European investors have acquired France’s BAC Films Distribution. The indie company, formerly a subsidiary of BAC Majestic, was founded in 1986 by Jean Labadie as part of BAC Films. He was ousted from BAC in 2007 and went on to create successful distribution, sales and finance company Le Pacte. Grumbach will become CEO at BAC, and finance specialist Eric Chinchon will act as CFO. Mathieu Robinet stays as Managing Director, and the current distribution and sales teams will remain in place. Grumbach says he plans to see BAC boarding international projects at an earlier stage and having a strong presence throughout development, financing, production and distribution.
NBC’s Bob Greenblatt To Keynote INTV Conference In Jerusalem
NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt will deliver the keynote address at the INTV media conference that’s taking place in Jerusalem next month. The two-day conference is organized by Israel’s Keshet Media Group and is focused on the convergence of innovation and technology in the television industry. Attending the event are execs from such companies as Hulu, Lionsgate, Channel 4, eOne, Shine, FremantleMedia TBS/TNT and BET Networks. Prisoners Of War and Homeland’s Gideon Raff also will be on hand.